The War of the Worlds : The War of the Worlds

  • by H.G. Wells
  • Narrated by John Banks
  • Series: The War of the Worlds
  • 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A meteor-like alien object lands on Earth, spearheading an apocalyptic chain of events. Earth has been watched, and now the aliens have landed and their intent is conquest and war...H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, the first story to speculate about the consequences of aliens (from Mars) with superior technology landing on earth, is one of the most influential science fiction books ever written. The novel is both a thrilling narrative and an elaboration of Wells's socio-political thought on the subjects of imperialism, humankind's treatment of other animals, and unquestioning faith in military technology and the continuation of the human species.
About the Narrator: John Banks is one of the UK's most prolific audiobook narrators, working for the likes of Big Finish, Audible, Random House and Games Workshop. He is a true multi-voice, creating everything from monsters to marauding aliens. He is also an accomplished stage and TV actor.
About the Author: Herbert George Wells was a novelist, teacher, historian and journalist, who has become known as the "father of science fiction." His works have been adapted countless times, and provided the basis for many literary and theatrical productions.


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Loved it, well read and drags you in, just the thing to listen to driving down to Woking and back for a trip to the fighting machine
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- Mr. Richard J. Chappell

The original alien invasion novel!

A masterpiece of science fiction literature without a doubt. The first ever book to describe a conflict between mankind and an alien race using realistic detail, The War of the Worlds remains a timeless classic that still holds up after nearly 120 years!

John Banks does a great, albeit rather simple job of bringing this story to the ears of readers everywhere. He has a calm and clear tone, but when it comes to the more serious or dramatic moments.

Otherwise, a timeless masterpiece that I highly recommend to fans of science fiction and alien invasion literature!
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-02-2017
  • Publisher: Ladbroke Audio